The New England Patriots will look to see if they can fare better overseas in Week 10 as they take on the Indianapolis Colts in Germany. With both teams playing internationally, adjusting to a new venue and time zone, anything can happen.
With that in mind, here are three bold predictions for Patriots vs. Colts this Sunday.
Patriots vs. Colts Bold Predictions Week 10
1. Rhamondre Stevenson Records First 100-Yard Rushing Game
The 2023 season has been incredibly tough sledding for stud running back Rhamondre Stevenson.
Following a breakout 2022 campaign that saw him record a whopping 1,461 yards from scrimmage, including 1,040 on the ground, expectations were high. Instead, Stevenson's production has come crashing down on an offense that's struggled mightily to move the ball.
The third-year pro has posted just 394 rushing yards across nine games, with an average of 3.7 cards per carry leaving a lot to be desired. However, there's some hope on the horizon.
Stevenson finally got going in Week 9, breaking off a 64-yard run against the Washington Commanders and showing he's got that big-play potential in him. He ended that game with 89 yards overall, marking a season high.
Everyone has heard how there could be major consequences if the Patriots lose overseas. That's why I think head coach Bill Belichick will lean on his best offensive player to possibly help save his job. There's no reason not to fully unleash the talented rusher, especially with plenty of positive momentum on his side after a season-best performance.
Facing a Colts defense that's surrendered the ninth-most rushing yards in the league, Stevenson has the opportunity to break the 100-yard rushing mark for the first time in 2023. And at the very least, I'm backing him to go over his meager rushing total after getting going last Sunday.